How to sleep comfortably on your side during pregnancy
Ever wake up at night with a sore back or other pain caused by sleeping in an uncomfortable position? You can reduce the number of times this happens by positioning yourself so that your neck and spine are in a neutral position by using a supportive pillow.
As for sleeping on your back, avoid that position throughout pregnancy, especially in the later months.
Health care professionals recommend sleeping on your left side during pregnancy to increase and improve the blood flow and therefore nutrients to the placenta which in turn will benefit your baby. Using a Ultimate Sleep pillow can help you to stay sleeping on the left side and make for a more comfortable night's sleep.
Finding a comfortable sleeping position is something all pregnant women seek. An aching back, a growing stomach and the toll of daily activities - these can drain the energy from any expectant mother when they should be resting.
Ultimate Sleep’s Total Body Support U pillow is designed to support your entire body regardless of whether you are sleeping on your left side, right side, or your back. It keeps your body in perfect alignment to reduce body aches and pain and allow you to get a good night's sleep.
No more tossing and turning. No need for multiple pillows. The total body support U pillow does the job of 5 pillows, but in one pillow. It will help reduce neck, shoulder, pelvic and back pain during your pregnancy and afterwards.
The long length and shape provide a lot of flexibility in sleeping positions, even when turning form one side to the other, so you can find the exact position that works for you while still maintaining the proper support for your entire body.
Not all U-shaped pillows are the same, the quality of the fill, is the major determinant as to the support it provides. You get what you pay for in this category. The long U shape of the Ultimate Sleep U allows you to turn from one side to the other at night without having to readjust the pillow, which is common with some of the other styles of pregnancy pillows, which only support one side of your body.
The Ultimate Sleep U pillow is entirely machine washable (yes, the whole pillow), hypoallergenic and most importantly made in Australia.
The team at Ultimate sleep understand pregnancy and hence have a few options available to help you get that good night’s sleep that you deserve.
The Ultimate skies pregnancy pillow was designed to support the body regardless of whether you are sleeping on your left side, right side, or your back. It supports your body to reduce body aches and pain and allow you to get a good night’s sleep. The flexible, wide curved shape of this luxurious pregnancy and pillow is designed to maximize your comfort in a variety of sleeping and sitting positions. By increasing both your spinal and pelvic alignment, this support pillow reduces pressure off your pelvis and hip muscles to increase comfort for the optimal pregnancy side sleeping position.
The long length and shape of the pillow provides a lot of flexibility in sleeping positions, even when turning form one side to the other, so you can find the exact position that works for you while still maintaining the proper support for your body. This body pillow is not only very supportive, but extremely comfortable as well and you can adjust it exactly how you want it. The other advantage is it doesn’t take up too much room in your bed!
The best no-pain sleeping position is to sleep on your side with your knees bent, using a pillow between the knees, and your head resting on a single pillow to ensure that you have appropriate spinal alignment. Using another pillow between your knees or under your knees also helps to "anchor" your sleep position so that you won't toss and turn as often, keeping you in the optimal sleeping position during pregnancy.
A pillow designed for side sleeping such as the UltimateSkies pregnancy pillow is a better alternative than a normal pillow because it promotes sleeping on the side. The medium height and firmness of the pillow will help maintain the natural alignment of your body and easing the stiffness and soreness of your body. You can also use this kind of sleeping pillow to support your neck and back when reading in bed or as your breastfeeding pillow later. This pillow is versatile, many mothers report using it as their side sleeping pillow, as well as their breastfeeding pillow that provides additional back support.
The UltimateSkies Pregnancy & Breastfeeding pillow is entirely machine washable (yes, the whole pillow), hypoallergenic and made in Australia.
Both of the products have been reviewed by the BubHub review team and scored an average of 9/10. To see the reviews – click here.
Ensuring that you have a great night's sleep is very important as it allows you to wake refreshed, and so that your muscles have adequate time to relax and recover from the day's work. Let's face it – expectant mums, who are working all day long, and on their feet, of course they need to sleep deeply and wake refreshed. It's worth a mention also that allergens and dust mites can also affect the quality of your sleep, so ensure that the pillows you choose are completely machine-washable (the whole pillow – not just the cover) and are hypoallergenic. The entire Ultimate Sleep range is completely machine-washable, hypoallergenic and is made in Australia. Yes made in Melbourne in fact.